Do I need Google Analytics?

Do I need Google Analytics?

In this post, we give a quick overview of Google analytics and its close cousin Google search console. We then outline when you do need Google analytics and when it is not worth your time and trouble. We finish with a short overview of where you can learn how to use...

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The Value of SEO To Small Businesses

The Value of SEO To Small Businesses

What is the value of SEO to small businesses? Does the effort (and cost) deliver an acceptable return? That’s the question we try to answer in this post. We don’t cover local SEO here. That’s a related (but different) approach covered elsewhere on...

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Small Business Social Media Marketing – An Overview

Small Business Social Media Marketing – An Overview

Is small business social media marketing really worth the time and effort? Does it deliver tangible results that matter such as sales, or at the very least enquiries? It seems every conference and exhibition has a 30-minute slot allocated to a...

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Website Or Google My Business – How To Decide

Website Or Google My Business – How To Decide

Is it best to spend time on building a small business website or a Google My Business listing? You may feel you do not have the time and resources to focus on both. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy as failure to have one will impact on the...

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Small Business SEO – The Basics

Small Business SEO – The Basics

There is little doubt small business SEO best has changed dramatically in recent years and the rate of change is accelerating. What is SEO? How can it help small business and is it worth the effort? In basic terms, the world wide web (www) is...

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Small Business Failure – It’s All In The Mind

Small Business Failure – It’s All In The Mind

If your business is failing or (worse still) you have recently been through a small business collapse don’t be too hard on yourself. Let me let you in on a dirty little secret there are plenty of people who make a substantial long term living out...

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The Power Of Word Of Mouth Marketing

The Power Of Word Of Mouth Marketing

How effective is word of mouth marketing for small businesses? If performed correctly and consistently we suggest it is the most effective marketing a small business can employ. It may not deliver all the new prospects a business needs each month...

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4 Small Business Marketing Myths

4 Small Business Marketing Myths

There are many small business marketing myths that continue to be peddled online. Perhaps the myths come from those who know no better. Or it could be based more on the vested interests involved. Whatever the reason any small business falling for...

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When Is A Search Engine Not A Search Engine?

When Is A Search Engine Not A Search Engine?

Question - when is a search engine not a search engine? Answer - when it's an answer engine. it is important to understand the difference, understand what potential customers are looking for and decide on your tactics accordingly. Are prospects...

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A New Small Business Website – Is it really necessary

A New Small Business Website – Is it really necessary

When trying to take your business to the next level don’t believe the ‘all you need is a new small business website’ hype. A new website could make a huge difference, but it might not. As a stand-alone item, a new (or updated) website can be a...

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Build A Joined Up marketing Process

Build A Joined Up marketing Process

Don’t shoot the messenger but the latest small business marketing tactic you may have heard about won’t work. Now I have that off my chest let me clarify that statement – it will not work in isolation. Only a joined-up local marketing process will...

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